Easter Egg Hunts on Long Island 2014
Easter will be here soon, and the Easter Bunny will be busy hopping through Long Island hiding thousands of colorful, treat-filled eggs. We've rounded up egg hunts and bunny visits in some of our favorite spots. We're glad to see so many venues have scheduled hunts by age to give both little kids and big kids a fair shot at filling their baskets. Remember to bring a basket (or a bag) for the kids to use to hold their collected treasures and pack your camera for Easter Bunny photo-ops. (If there's the threat of rain, be sure to give a call first.) And for more kid-friendly fun, be sure to check out our Long Island Events Calendar.
Saturday April 5, 2014 (and throughout April)
White Post Farms Spring Spectacular
White Post Farms
250 Old Country Road, Melville
$15 per person
You want the traditional pic of the kids on the Easter Bunny's lap, but bringing them to the mall on a weekend is frightening, right? Fear not! White Post Farms has got it covered. For the next couple of weekends, snap a photo of your darling on the Easter Bunny's lap with your own camera, participate in egg hunts throughout the day, and then spend the day visiting the animals of the farm, playing in the large playground, and enjoying a puppet show. If the weather cooperates, the bouncers will be ready are included with paid admission! Easter craft activities, food to feed the animals, pony rides, and train rides are available at an additional fee. Don't leave home without printing coupons from website; flashing your smartphone won't work here and neither will your credit card. Bring cash.
Breakfast With the Easter Bunny Egg Hunt
Pump It Up Great Neck
225 Community Dr., Great Neck
Kids will have 80 minutes to bounce, play, search and collect exactly 6 Easter Eggs hidden around the arenas and inside the gigantic inflatables. This event is $19.95 per child.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Fraser Park, Fraser Avenue, Merrick
The Egg Hunt will begin at 11am sharp and will be followed by a Matzos Beach Ball Toss. Don't forget to bring your own basket to bring your goodies home.
The Mad Hatter Egg Hunt
Children's Museum of the East End, Bridgehampton
This egg hunt, sponsored by Dan's Papers, will be held both inside and outside of the museum.
30 Hanson Place, Sayville
Join Sayville Falls Mini Golf for its first ever Easter Egg Hunt. The event will take place, rain or shine, on April 12. There are two time slots: 3pm-3:15pm for 0-2 years and 3:15pm-3:30pm for 3-5 years. The event not only includes a hunt; attendees will also be able to enjoy free mini golf, free activities and free goodie bags. Mini golf is free for children ages 12 and under.
Stotzky Park Egg Hunt
55 Columbus Avenue, Riverhead
This free event will be hosted on the baseball fields of the park for the younger age groups and throughout the park for the oldest age group. Times for the hunts are as follows:
10am for children 0-3 (with parent); 10:30am for ages 4 & 5 (with parent)
11am for ages 6 & 7 (no parents permitted); 11:30am for ages 8 & 9 (no parents permitted)
12:15pm for ages 10-14
Hunters are asked to meet at the picnic tables near the parking lot. The rain date for this event is Sunday 4/13 beginning at 1pm.
Easter Egg Hunt at Safari Adventure
1074 Pulaski Street, Riverhead
With regular admission, children will enjoy a wonderful egg hunt and make some craft projects to take home! The children will be searching for color-specific eggs for their age group (under 3 years old; 3-4 years old; 5-7 years old). Be sure to bring your cameras because the Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance.
Egg Hunt at Kiddie City USA
262 Glen Head Road, Glen Head
$25 per child includes our egg hunt, bagel breakfast for children, arts and crafts, face painting, balloons and more. Adult food available for purchase as well.
14th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Walt Whitman Shops
160 Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington
Registration at 8:30am; hunt begins at 9am
$5 per child. All proceeds will go to the Simon Youth Foundation.
Ages 9 and under
Children can search for 1,500 multicolored plastic Easter eggs& filled with candy and toys. After the hunt, kids will be treated to an appearance by the Easter Bunny, face painting, balloon creations, and temporary tattoos. Tickets are available for purchase at Simon Guest Services. Families are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item for donation to Long Island Cares. The event is limited to 150 children. For more information about the event, call Guest Services at 631-271-1746.
Egg Hunt & Storytime
2478 Main St, Bridgehampton
Ages 8 and under
Children under 8 years old are invited to participate in the annual egg hunt held on the beautiful lawn of Hampton Library in Bridgehampton. An "egg-stravagant " story will follow the egg hunt. Rain date is Saturday, March 30th. Bring your own basket.
Hampton Bays Easter Egg Hunt
Hampton Bays United Methodist Church
158 W. Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays
This is a Charity Easter Egg Hunt. All proceeds to benefit a local family in need crafts, bake sale, egg hunt, face painting, Chinese auction and photos with a special guest.
Sunday, April 13, 2013
Egg Hunt at Wantagh Park
Merrick Road, Wantagh
2 to 4pm
Hunt for thousands of eggs hidden inside Wantagh Park. The Easter Bunny will also be on hand at this free event, which is hosted by the Wantagh Chamber of Commerce.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Egg Hunt at Wood Kingdom
11 Mibar Blvd., Farmingdale
Prizes, raffles, pizza and drinks are included at this egg hunt. Only at the Farmingdale Wood Kingdom location. Reservations are required.
Spring Egg Hunt
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery
1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
Free with paid admission
Kids of all ages are invited to the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery for an egg hunt. Bring your own basket and collect eggs filled with both treats for kids and treats for the fish! Call 516-692-6768 for information.
Annual Spring Egg Hunt
Deepwell Farm County Park
Rte. 25A, Moriches Road, St. James
Children 10 and under
The hunt goes off at 1pm on the front lawn. Bring a basket and your camera. Cancelled if inclement weather.
Annual Penguin Egg Hunt & Family Brunch
Long Island Aquarium Exhibition Center
431 E Main Street, Riverhead
10am & 1pm
10am;1pm (Included in Aquarium admission)
Participate in the “egg-citement&rdquo of the aquarium's Penguin Egg Hunt for a chance to win some great prizes, including a free birthday party, Family Fun Center vouchers, tour boat tickets, and rides on both the Discovery Tower and Submarine Simulator!
Seatings at 10am and 11:45am
Enjoy a family brunch in the aquarium's all-new Sea Star Ballroom. Brunch includes all-day aquarium admission. Adults $34.95 (members: $24.95), children 3-12 and seniors 62 and over $29.95 (members: $19.95), children 2 and under free. Call 631-208-9200, ext. H2O, for reservations.
Spring Festival at Sweetbriar Nature Center
62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown
Noon to 4pm
$10 children 2 and up
Sweetbriar welcomes the season with a fun-filled day of face painting, games, stories, wildlife programs, animal presentations, egg hunts, and a guest appearance by the Easter Bunny! Call 631-979-6344 for details.
Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audobon Center
134 Cove Rd, Oyster Bay
Session 1: 10:30am-11:30am;(toddlers only)
Session 2: 12:30pm-1:30pm (kids 2-10)
Session 3: 2:30pm-3:30pm (kids 2-10)
Members $5 per child, nonmembers $8 per child, adults $2 suggested donation
The birds are acting odd this year… with feathered friends are laying eggs in all the wrong places. Create your own basket, visit some egg-laying friends, and collect these strange eggs—you take home whatever is inside! Registration required; call 516-922-3200.
Egg Hunt at Eisenhower Park
Eisenhower Park, East Meadow
KJOY Long Island is hosting this free egg hunt along with Nassau County. There will be an egg hunt, bouncy rides, a magician, face painters, local team mascot appearances, live entertainment and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Egg hunts are at different times for different age groups.
April 19 and 20, 2014
56 Gnarled Hollow Road, East Setauket
Benner's Farm will host its Easter Egg Hunt on April 19 and 20 from 12pm-4pm, with hunts at 1pm and 3pm. The farm offers egg hunts for three age groups; infants, toddlers and children. A $6 admission fee will be charged for the hunt, but with that fee, you also get to enjoy the animals, the petting zoo and everything else the farm has to offer (admission for adults is $8). Bring along your own basket so that your kids can store the eggs they collect.
Sunday, April 20
Easter Parade and Egg Hunt
412 Main St., Port Jefferson Village
Be a part of the parade that starts at noon on Main Street in front of Theatre Three. Easter egg hunt to follow on the Great Lawn at Harborfront Park. Egg hunts for ages 2-5 and 6-8 only. For more information, call the Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce at 631-473-1414.